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October, 2013 Monthly archive

Here’s another new piece that I’d like to share with you. “Satellite” is another work for LFO Array, but this time rather than using field recordings to form the basis of the sounds, the work is realised using a perpetual feedback loop: sounds are constantly fed back into themselves, creating the whole work from a few simple, core sounds.

As always, the LFO Array generates frequencies that may be problematic for laptop speakers etc to reproduce, so I recommend listening on a reasonable quality system if possible!

Please share this around and let me know what you think! If you’re interested in hearing more of my work, you can follow my Soundcloud account.

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I’m really excited that the fantastic Rare Frequency show hosted by Susanna Bolle played “I Am Not Where I Am Not” last night, sandwiched between the titans of Toshimaru Nakamura and Alva Noto.

You can see the whole playlist here, and can listen to the show by clicking on the “Listen” links on this page.

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I’m back from Unsound in Kraków, tired but elated at the wonderful, wonderful music on show there. A really excellent line-up and superbly organised; if you ever get chance to make it there, I thoroughly recommend it. I’m already looking forward to next year.

Now that I’m back, it’s time to get back into the swing of things, so I present here a new work entitled “Circular Reasoning”:

Enjoy!

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Today I’m travelling to Unsound Festival, Kraków, for a week of excellent music. Consequently I’ll be quieter than normal, but will have more things to share with you on my return.

If you’re around at Unsound, drop me a message!

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It gives me very great pleasure to be able to offer hand-made, cassette tape editions of “KN.ERS”, available directly from my Bandcamp page. The cassettes are extremely limited edition—only five copies! So act fast if you’d like to get your hands on one.

Each purchase of the cassette also comes with a free and immediate download of the digital version. You can hear a stream of the album right here:

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I’m really excited to be able to present to you a remix of Tom Adams’ “The Long Walk Home”, an excellent ambient piece of his. This remix is crafted using the same setup as I’ve been using to create the previous pieces, except this time using Tom’s track as the “field recording” element. The track is deconstructed, then re-pieced together to provide a fractalised and re-layered take on the original. Enjoy, and check out Tom’s other work here and here!

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It’s Monday, and to start the week I’d like to share a new piece entitled “Perpetual Forward Motion”. This piece continues my work with my LFO Array device and processed field recordings, developing the initial theme over its duration, continually re-folding the sound back into itself.

Please take a listen and share around freely, and I’d be grateful to hear any comments you have on it!

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A quick note this time: if you would prefer to stay in contact and up to date via email rather than the many social media sites, you can join my newly-created mailing list for very infrequent news updates.

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As promised, the audio for “I Am Not Where I Am Not” is now available from my Soundcloud page, or you can listen to it here:

Note also that you can download the piece completely free!

In other news, I’ve a new music page available on last.fm, which you can get to by clicking this link.

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I’m pleased to be able to share with you something I made recently (yesterday, in fact): a short new improvisation for LFO Array and reprocessed sound, entitled “I Am Not Where I Am Not”. I took the liberty of filming the improvisation, which is available from YouTube, and embedded here:

In the piece, I used my Livid Code 2 controller (which I love) to control a variety of sound processing, and to control the LFO Array, a self-built Max MSP patch that I will write about in more detail at some point in the future.

I also intend to make the audio available soon.

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